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Held on the days of March 10th through March 13 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Florida, the 21st Concours d'Elegance has evolved into  the premier antique and classic car show on the east coast of the United States. Situated thirty miles from the city of Jacksonville on the northern border of the state of Florida, the event attracts tens of thousands of people to the event literally overloading the hotels in the area. "We are booked up all the way into Georgia" was one line this writer heard from one hotel reception clerk. Why would so many come to an otherwise overlooked corner of the state? Looking at these photos, most readers will want to book their reservations now to see the next show in person. It is a lightly populated corner of Florida, and hotels book out very quickly.

The auction market for these kind of Porsches remain strong with a reported auction net of some $60 million being reported by Gooding whose sale was held on March 11th. A number of the cars consigned to the sale were owned by comedian actor Jerry Seinfeld. Individual lot results may be found here, Gooding Car Auction Results.

a01 studebaker mantaray 1951 CBD1951 Studebaker Mantaray, Class CBD

A02 ANCIENTRACERS MG DODGEAncient Racers, Early MG, (No Date), a 1923 Mercedes Benz Indy Car and a 1920 Dodge Brothers Speedster

01 mercedes 1923 indy racer1923 Mercedes Benz Indy Car, Engine by Miller, Class RC

a03Dodge Bros 1920 RCDodge Brothers Speedster/Racer, 1920, shown here with proud owner H.Wayne Ashmead, Class RC

a04Allard1953 J2X sci1953 Allard J2X Competition, Class SCI

a05Mercedes 1912 rc1912 Mercedes Special/Race Car, Class RC

a06 1955mercedesgillwing alloy1955 Mercedes 300 SL Alloy Gullwing, Class MB2

a07 mercedes300 gullwing aloy1955 Mercedes 300 SL Alloy Gullwing, Class MB2

a08 porsche 1991 911 turbo s2 HS1991 Porsche 911 Turbo S2, raced by Hans Stuck, Class HS

a09March 1974 741 1 HS1974 March 741-1, Hans Stuck Race Car, HS

a10 BMW 1976 CSL Stuck HS1976 BMW CSL Hans Stuck Race Car, HS

a11 BMW 1980 M1 group5 HS1980 BMW M1 Group 5 Hans Stuck, HS

a12porsche 1985 962 HS ASM1985 Porsche 962 Hans Stuck Race Car, HS

a13porsche 1986 962 HS1986 Porsche 962 Hans Stuck, HS

A14 1986 PORSCHE962c hs1986 Porsche 962C, HS, 1st place at 24 hours of Le Mans, same angle how drivers saw Hans Stuck entire race

a15 1988 porsche 962 HS 24hrs lemans 2nd1988 Porsche 962 Hans Stuck, 24hrs Le Mans 2nd place

a16 1988 audi 200 quattro transam HS1988 Audi 200 Quattro Trans-Am HS

a17 porsche 1949Gmund pc1949 Porsche Gmund, Made in Austria, Class PC

a18 porche1949 gmund pc1949 Porsche Gmund, made in Austria, Class PC

A19 PORSCHE356AmericaRoadster PO1952 Porsche 356 America Roadster, Class PO

a20 1955 porsche spyder RC11955 Porsche 550 Spyder, James Dean choice of car, class RC1

a21 1955 porsche spyder rc11955 Porsche 550 Spyder RC1

a22 1955 PORSCHE CONTINENTAL PC1955 Porsche Continental Cabriole, Class PC

a23porsche 1956 356carrera PC1956 Porsche 356A Carrera, PC

Click here for Part Two of Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

About the Author

Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...